It’s baby Mila’s turn for the spotlight! This beautiful little girl’s mom traveled from Braintree for newborn pictures at our studio in Bolton. If mom looks familiar, its because she is sister and MOH of Jessica (& Thomas), one of my favorites! I was happy to meet Mila and honored to photograph her first pictures.
Mom brought in props that helped us capture the season (how adorable are the pumpkin and Rudolph hats?!), as well as the personalized blanket and South Caroline jersey. We brought the pumpkins in from home to complete the fall/pumpkin set. Efforts well spent there!
This little love slept, and smiled, and slept some more, waking up at the end of our session just long enough for a quick hello before nodding off again for the ride home. Such a sweetheart.
The hardest part about being a wedding photographer is handing the bride their beautiful album…its bittersweet because its everything we’ve worked together to create, but it also usually means I won’t see them for a while – unless they’re planning a honeymoon baby! This handsome little prince is the product of one of my favorite couples – they brought their little man into the studio for his newborn pictures. He slept and slept and slept. Until the very end when he woke up long enough to say “hello” before nodding off again. Not only did he sleept the whole time, he also smiled throughout his session, and didn’t complain once as we moved him from pose to pose and set to set. Love this little guy!
Warning – this post contains ridiculous amounts of cuteness! As a mom of two boys, I get a little giddy when a baby girl comes in for studio newborn portraits. And even more giddy when its the baby girl of some of my favorite wedding clients!
I’ve photographed Mark & Hollie’s engagement session, wedding, and now their beautiful newborn baby girl. It means the world to me that they’ve continued to come see me every time they need pictures – they are so incredibly kind and silly and fun. And their little girl is perfection. We worked together to design her session – these two are a little bit of country, so Hollie’s boots HAD to be included, and Mark is a firefighter so we had some great “props” to select from there too.
And all the while, this little love slept. And slept. And slept. Love.
Complimentary wall portrait designs are available as part of every portrait session. When we can come up with goals for the session beforehand, we can design the session to match your home, like we did here.
These two took advantage of this complimentary service and Hollie sent me snapshots of walls in their home they considered hanging portraits on. Here are some of the options I came up with for them…they decided on the 5-portrait collection for R’s room (the quilt is from her bed and all colors matched her room decor) and a 20×30 canvas gallery wrap of the three of them for above the loveseat.
I’ve been so lucky to photograph newborn portrait sessions for the most wonderful families lately, one especially being this family. This little baby brother is so loved – his big brother is the biggest dino fan I know, so I wasn’t surprised when Mom said she found the most adorable, hand-knit dino suit for his session.
This baby boy has one amazing mama. She’s an avid runner and teaches spin in her spare time…even up until just a week before her due date! Katie ran the 2013 Boston Marathon but less than a half mile away, was unable to finish. Her husband and 3 year old son were unable to watch her get the finish she so deserved, but thankfully – and most importantly – they all made it out safely. This family was strong, and is only stronger now. I’m so happy to know them. And I was honored to feature Katie’s medal in the arms of her newest pride & joy.
This beautiful little darling newborn came in from Leominster MA for her newborn session at our newborn portrait photography studio in Central Mass. At 3 weeks old, she was little little, but more curious about her surroundings. After checking everything out for a while, she fell into sweet slumber so we could make some beautiful posed newborn portrait art of her.
And all of the adorable little details that make her so unique!
I love capturing the true size depiction by showing her hand compared to dad’s.
Helena and Adriaan are the second set of newborn twins I’ve ever photographed, and I couldn’t be happier to share their beautiful newborn portrait gallery with you!
But let’s back up a minute…mom and dad were staying in Carlisle MA, just down the road from Concord, but they call South Africa home. Mom grew up here and we share a dear friend – one who gave the best expectant momma/newborn baby gift possible, the gift of a newborn session! This was my first time meeting Dad. His reputation preceded him, and it was right on. These two babies are blessed with two of the nicest parents around. And the loved shared between them is undeniable. Some of my favorite newborn pictures are the ones with mom and dad, and that is absolutely the case with this family. Though the ones of just the babes are pretty irresistible.
xoxo, little Helena & “Atta”…safe travels to your home!
I will have more from beautiful little Victoria’s session, but here are two of my favorites. She was a month old when she came to see me, and oh so curious about the studio! Tiny little baby girl though, at just 5 pounds. She liked my cuddles, and I fell head over heels for her. How could you not?!
I recently purchased a handcarved cherry wood bowl from the talented folks over at Peterman Bowls. I found them on my way to my recent Lake George wedding. It was literally one of those “Ben, pull over!” moments when I saw their display on the side of the road. So worth it. Plus, cherry wood symbolizes the heart and rebirth. What’s more perfect for a newborn?
You can expect an inviting & relaxing atmosphere designed specifically for baby and you. The room will be warm – 85 degrees, to be specific. Relaxing music and white noise will be playing, and there will be several sets ready for the session. There are lots of accessories & props on hand to choose from.
How long does a session last?
Sessions are typically about 2 hours. Sessions are a mix of picture-taking, feeding, diaper changing and snuggling. We allow plenty of time before & after a scheduled newborn shoot to ensure you’re never rushed.
Am I expected to do anything at the session?
Your number one task is to relax and enjoy the time out of the house. This will probably be one of your first trips out with the baby, and I couldn’t be happier to have you! Help yourself to the hot chocolate bar or extra bold coffee. I may ask you to “spot” for certain shots as safety is always our number one priority, and will also offer you the opportunity to join baby in some of the pictures.
How do we prepare for the session?
We’ll have a planning consultation to talk about what is meaningful to you and your family. This could be anything from room colors, to interests or nursery themes, and will provide initial input for the creative development of the shoot. I’ll provide recommendations on what to bring. We’ll also talk about what you plan to do with the images. You may choose to invest in wall art with a specific room in mind, birth announcements, a memory book or gift prints for the grandparents. We’ll go over this in more detail during your personal Product Selection Appointment.
How much is the session fee?
The in-studio session fee is $495 and includes a $200 product credit as well as the session planning, an array of accessories to choose from, time & talent during the shoot, and your personal Product Selection Appointment. At-home sessions are available for an additional $100 (an additional fee may apply depending on distance from the studio).
What can I expect after the session?
You can expect a sneak peek of one fully-finessed image within a week of the session. Within two weeks, you’ll be invited in for your Product Design Appointment, when you’ll get to view your portraits on our big display and choose your final products. All images purchased will receive post-processing to give your baby’s pictures that flawless finish and digital copies sized for sharing online are included within print price.
How do we book our baby’s session with you?
We book a limited number of newborns to allow our clients to shift their session depending on when baby makes her arrival. If you’d like to reserve a session for your baby, we’ll book a session 6-12 days after your due date. The session fee is due at time of booking and can be paid by check or credit card.